Views: 196 (79 Unique) 
Vote 57
Award Shortlist   

Mushroom and Friend

By SurreyHillsMan      
Ok here's my first post of a Mushroom, (and friend)
....sorry I don't know what type mushroom..

Now I know it's not Chase, Alleycatz and Wooly standard, (my inspiration), but I've got to start somewhere and I've binned so many images I thought I ought to post at least one!

This is so difficult and with the 400D with no live view means really getting down and dirty.
...excuses.. excuses Smile
I shall keep trying, next time with more light I hope.

Thanks for looking and the cc's on my Roe, always appreciated
Camera resting on my bumbag
Remote release
1.6 sec

Tags: Fungi Spider Mushroom Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Havestmen

Voters: C_Daniels, pokeyb, mark1309 and 54 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


pokeyb 10 3 United States
27 Sep 2008 7:45AM
Very nice shot, boy, you had to get down low for this one, I like it very much!

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 7:50AM
Nice shot, nice and low angle - I appreciate what you say about the 400D and live view - but this is a very good shot, no idea what type it is though,
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
27 Sep 2008 7:56AM
looks like one of the Bolete family Jon,I can't quite tell from here though 'Yellow Cracked Bolete ' is looking favorite.
A lovely D&D angle,nice detail & dof,good colour too.Love the little 'visitor' hanging on
.If you take a small piece of kitchen foil with you & use it to shove some light under the cap you will be amazed at the difference it can make to the shadows.Play about with the position of the foil until you see it's effect.
If you can't get it close enough to the 'shroom or if you are out on your own,use a small stick with the foil attached to the end,look through the lens & move the stick affair until the light is WILL work.
Glad the D&D Club has been of inspiration to you..that's what the site is all about to me. wanna join ? I think this one qualifies you Wink
Ray42 8 3 England
27 Sep 2008 8:11AM
Some of this fungi is very difficult to identify - I have had several attempts in finding out what my mushrooms were - yet no one has done so. Still back to yours - excellent as always. I agree with some of the comments chase has made with respect to lighting
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 8:14AM
i think you've captured thus little chappie really nicely jon, good light and great detail.

AllyN 9 Scotland
27 Sep 2008 9:16AM
Works well for me. I like shadows, it makes the shot look real and there is still plenty of detail there.
Wooly 11 112 4 England
27 Sep 2008 9:59AM
Not a lot wrong with this Jon. Just needs a bit more light, but a few tweaks in P/S could help you there. I'm sure Janet is right with the ID.

BTW There's no live view on the D2Xs and D200, only Janets posh D300 has that. Wink

Thanks for the mention. Smile

Shroomer 9 14 167 England
27 Sep 2008 10:02AM
Super shot Jon, definately Boletus family. You need to cut them and smell and see also colours inside to get a good idea of type. Some of these are the best eaters going.
Great sight and book for id is by Roger Philips or
I find an angle viewer a godsend for low level
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
27 Sep 2008 10:12AM
Thanks for the mention Jon Smile

A great specimen with the added bonus of a spider.....and a great first shot of a shroom. All it needs is a little more light.

I agree with Janet ...this qualifies you into the D&D club Smile


Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
27 Sep 2008 12:01PM
Love all the fungi shots that have been posted lately and this one's no exception. And the spider really adds something.

dalecath 10 60 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 12:18PM
A fine shot Jon, If your going to eat this monster I would shake that spider off first.

Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
27 Sep 2008 12:18PM
Great image Jon, super texture and the spider is spot on

27 Sep 2008 12:46PM
superb image great colour and detail
madbob 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 1:16PM
for a moment i thought it was woollyor alley cat spot on for first attempt
27 Sep 2008 3:34PM
lovely image..loved the little friend too
harrattp 9 11 4 England
27 Sep 2008 4:18PM
It sure helps to carry around your pet spider to grab attention in certain situations Jon. A super image with good dof.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
27 Sep 2008 7:26PM
Shooting angle is fine on this Jon. As most people have pointed out it just needs a liitle more light . The foil reflection has worked well for me in the past. A very good shot.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 9:24PM
superb shot great low point of view, like the spider in the shot as well
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 11:41PM
brilliant capture and a bonus with the spider
28 Sep 2008 1:21AM
great capture nice tones and angle
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 8:14PM
Nicely done. I like the added interest of the spider.
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 9:42PM
Looks pretty damn good to me.

gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2008 8:14PM
Cant see much wrong with this,I'd have been chuffed to bits with it,especially catching the spider too,superb capture,good idea from Chase about the kitchen foil.
fishing 8 2
30 Sep 2008 1:24PM

Quote:Cant see much wrong with this,I'd have been chuffed to bits with it,especially catching the spider too,superb capture,good idea from Chase about the kitchen foil.


me too



Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.